Dublin City Council has adopted the 2018-2022 five-year capital improvements program.

The CIP is a five-year outlook for anticipated capital projects and is reviewed and updated annually by city officials.

These projects are primarily related to improvements in transportation, parks, utilities and facilities.

In developing the CIP, several elements are taken into consideration: City Council goals, grant funding opportunities, economic development opportunities, technology improvements, maintenance/rehabilitation of existing city facilities and infrastructure and community surveys.

The proposed CIP was developed in support of the city's strategic focus areas, with emphasis placed on the safety of the public and employees, the city's overall fiscal health and promoting economic vitality.

The 2018-2022 CIP represents a capital funding plan that emphasizes continued maintenance of the city's existing assets and infrastructure while providing funding for enhancements and new infrastructure throughout the city, such as parks, roadways and improvements within our neighborhoods.

Our funding priorities will include the following:

* Maintaining existing infrastructure to help maintain property values.

* Continuing investment in key areas (legacy office parks, Ohio University/West Innovation District and the Bridge Street District).

* Pursuing the expansion of the city's technology industry cluster and job growth by investing in Smart Mobility and Smart City initiatives.

In total, a little less than $198 million has been programmed over five years, including $83,685,000 for maintenance projects and $114,085,000 for enhancements/new infrastructure.

I invite you to view the entire list of projects outlined in the CIP by visiting our website, DublinOhioUSA.gov/finance.

You can also stay informed of the CIP process as well as other important financial updates by signing up for email updates, or following us on social media.

Angel Mumma, director of finance for the city of Dublin, submitted the City Notes column.